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AQMeN COMMUNICATIONS AND IMPACT OFFICER Applications are invited for a full-time Communications and Impact Officer to join the Applied Quantitative Methods Network, a Research Centre that aims to develop a dynamic and pioneering set of projects using quantitative data that will improve our understan... Read more
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The UK once had a highly majoritarian political system, with power alternating between two dominant parties. This has now changed. The vote share of the two large parties has declined dramatically – 35% is now regarded as a winning rather than a losing vote share. This makes single-party majoriti... Read more
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Underestimating the public’s interest in being involved in discussions about the UK’s constitutional future is a mistake, find Jan Eichhorn and Daniel Kenealy in a wide-ranging survey. This blog originally appeared on LSE British Politics and Policy. The issue of how the UK is governed is, in the af... Read more
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The most recent findings of the Scottish Referendum Study were published on Friday. The team, which includes academics from the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Essex, has been focussing on who voted which way and why they did so. Their findings contained a few surprises, which were reported w... Read more
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The publication last week of the House of Lords Constitution Committee’s report into the Proposals for the devolution of further powers to Scotland was widely reported in the media. However, you could be forgiven for having missed the role of academics in helping the committee reached its conclusion... Read more
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Constitutionally Sound is a new series of podcasts investigating the practical implications of constitutional change. Focusing on the political and economic consequences of changes in the UK's territorial relationships, these informal discussions offer a new opportunity to engage with our research.... Read more
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Dr Jan Eichhorn, Dr Daniel Kenealy, Richard Parry, Prof Lindsay Paterson and Alexandra Remond - all affiliated with the Academy of Government - share findings from ESRC funded research on attitudes to how the UK is governed. The aim of this project is to engage with the fast-moving events after Sep... Read more
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It is clear that one of the biggest barriers to gender equality is the economic inequality between women and men in Scotland.   This exists in the formal economy where the gender pay gap and lack of access to sustainable jobs means that women earn less and have less influence than men. But there is... Read more
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Polls indicate that the general election will see a fundamental rewriting of the Scottish political landscape, with the SNP poised for a near sweep. The party also seems poised to take over from Labour as leaders on the issue of women’s representation in this election at least, although it is far fr... Read more
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Constitution UK is a two year project initiated by the Institute of Public Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science.  It is a public engagement exercise with one purpose: to crowdsource a written and codified constitution for the UK.   The UK has a constitution but it is uncod... Read more
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  • 16th October 2018

    Bavaria’s long-dominant party, the conservative Christian Social Union (CSU), has reached its worst election result in 60 years. As well as causing a headache for Angela Merkel, argues Patrick Utz, this political earthquake reveals Bavaria’s predicament between regionalism and populism,.

  • 15th October 2018

    As the buildup to the EU Council meeting reaches fever pitch, Richard Parry explains that deals at dawn may work in Brussels but they don't always play to the home crowd.

  • 13th October 2018

    Theresa May’s efforts to keep her DUP allies onside may, suggests Prof Nicola McEwen, end up easing Nicola Sturgeon’s path to independence following any subsequent referendum on the subject.

  • 12th October 2018

    The Commission on Justice in Wales, chaired by Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, will further clarify the legal and political identity of Wales within the UK constitution. Doing so, explains Prof Dan Wincott, will also bring clarity to the enduring significance of other territorial legal jurisdictions.

  • 11th October 2018

    The Brexit and Environment network has spent the last year researching the implications of Brexit for environmental policy, with a particular focus on the devolved nations, which are all too often overlooked in these debates. They have developed three reports that detail their findings from meetings with stakeholders in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and they bring together insights from these in an overarching UK report. In this blog post, they summarise their key findings and recommendations.

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